LaSalle School December E-Newsletter

In October, LaSalle School students, and staff teamed up with officers of the APD who run the local NYPUM (National Youth Project Using Minibikes) program. This program offers the youth in Albany County an opportunity to develop self-esteem, values for daily living, and a sense of belonging using the minibike as a motivational tool. 

NYPUM is a national youth program using the privilege to ride a Honda minibike as an incentive – motivating youth to make positive changes in their lives. This incentive, healthy peer relationships, and positive adult role models combine to make NYPUM a powerful tool in improving the lives of participants. Participants earn the privilege to ride minibikes by achieving specific goals in their individual contracts, including crime prevention strategies, and adhering to safety standards and rules of the program.

APD officers spent time each week throughout the fall working with a select group of LaSalle students on the safety and responsibilities of minibike riding. After a few on campus classroom safety courses they were ready to test out their bikes! Come spring the students and staff will be back on their bikes and as their expertise riding increases will hit the trails at Camp Pinnacle located by Thatcher Park.
Click our Holiday Wish List below to explore all items on our students lists, from warm gloves, fidgets, games, athletic gear, and so much more.

Help us put a smile on the face of a LaSalle student this holiday season!

Every gift matters and every gift counts, and we are incredibly thankful to all whose efforts help support our efforts that directly impact hundreds of youths and their families.

It’s never too late to provide a gift of impact, and we've made it easy for you to do so.

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LaSalle School
Attn: Development Department
391 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Support LaSalle at B. Lodge & Co.
on Saturday, December 11

Our great friends at B. Lodges are at it again giving back to our community! Each year they host charity week where local charities receive proceeds from a day of shopping at the store. This year, LaSalle’s day will be held on Saturday, December 11 beginning at 11:00 am. Great time to get some holiday shopping done and give back to LaSalle all at the same time!
October 21

This year's virtual Symposium held on Wednesday, October 21 brought over 1,600 registered participants together from 12 countries; our largest audience since the Symposium began in 2013.

Special thank you to this year's presenters, Dr. Henry Neilley, Habeebah Grimes and Dr. Dana Crawford for their insight and compelling presentations on Bridging the Gap Between Trauma Informed Care & Racial Equity.

Thank you to our 2021 ACEs Symposium sponsors for their continuous support of LaSalle School and the ACEs Symposium.

Evening Soiree - October 27
LaSalle School's Evening Soiree was held on Wednesday, October 27 at Normanside Country Club. On this night we honored the recipients of the following for their dedication and commitment to LaSalle School and our local community.

Shining Stars - The Clark Family (Rhea, Jim, Betsy, Kacy & Jeffrey)
Who for more than 45 years, have supported and dedicated time helping LaSalle accomplish positive personal growth and lasting changes in the lives of the youth and families LaSalle serves.

Guiding Star - John Bennett, MD, CDPHP President & CEO
Dr. Bennett has continued to be a strong advocate in our community, helping to support and guide LaSalle's effort to educate the public on the social determinants of health and to build a resilient community in which children can thrive.

Mary G. Breslin Volunteer Service Award - The Yonally Family (Jack, Elaine & Mark), owners of B. Lodge Company in downtown Albany.
The Mary G. Breslin Volunteer Service Award is bestowed upon individuals who teach by example with understanding, style, and grace, of the needy and disadvantaged.

To view all photos from the evening visit October Evening Soiree.
Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins, along with Public Information Office, Steve Smith, joined the Trunk or Treat parade fun.
Trunk or Treat Parade - October 31

Horns were honking and Halloween buckets were full of candy for our students during our Trunk or Treat parade on Halloween day.

Thank you for all who came out to support our parade and made Halloween a little extra special for our residential students. Specials thank you to the Albany Police and Fire Departments, St. Gregory's School in Loudonville, the Catholic Women's Service League and members of LaSalle's Board of Trustees.
Thanksgiving Dinner & Supervisors Night - November 23

The holiday season kicked off with a sweet tradition of students from CBA donating over 20 turkeys for our annual Thanksgiving dinner, and for our families in need. Executive Director, Dave Wallace greeted the students and their bus of turkeys to thank them for their generosity and commitment to supporting our students and families. True LaSallians!

Students enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving fest prepared by our dining staff members, followed by a fun Supervisor Night filled with lots of games and prizes for all to enjoy. We were thrilled that 16 of our residential students were able to join loved ones for Thanksgiving day, which in 2020 was not possible. True blessing for all!
From the LaSalle School Family -

We wish you all a wonderful holiday and a very happy & healthy
New Year!